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The following diaries are examples of this week's Election Diary Rescue. This post features a collection of 27 diaries.

(NC-Sen) NC-Sen: Local press silent so far on Tillis' macaca moment by Christian Dem in NC - Republican Thom Tillis' lament over the decline of "traditional" population in North Carolina is curiously lacking in mainstream media coverage.

(VA-07) Democratic Turnout in Cantor's Primary by unapologeticliberal777 - Post-mortem on the voting demographics among Democrats and how much of a role that played in Eric Cantor's primary defeat.

(PA-House-155) PA Election Watch 2014-James J Burns, Democratic Candidate for PA House District 155 by SpringCityPADem - Here is some information about former Spring City Borough Councilman and successful write-in candidate Jim Burns (D) who is challenging Rep Becky Corbin(R) for a seat in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

22 States Have Restricted Voting Rights by StewartAcuff - a look at the states that have restricted voting rights and what that means.


This is the 24th weekly edition of Election Diary Rescue. It covers rescued down-ticket election diaries published from Sunday, June 15, through Saturday, June 21. We hope you enjoy the following gems dug up by our dedicated team of miners.

Diaries: (27)
Senate: (8) posts, (6) states
House: (6) posts, (5) states
State and more: (10)
General: (3)

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Senate - 8


(AR-Sen) Rep. Tom Cotton has a Koch problem by Joan McCarter - Republican Senate candidate Tom Cotton couldn't  be bothered to attend an iconic political event in his district because he was too busy wooing Kochs & Friends at their billionaire's campaign money get-together.

(CO-Sen) Co-Sen: Biden-Obama-ACA-99% for M.Udall by emorej a Hong Kong - Obama will be in Denver July 9 to help raise money for Mark Udall's re-election bid, Joe Biden did a fundraiser last month.

(IA-Sen) IA-Sen: Quinnipac Has Bruce Braley (D) Leading Joni Ernst (R) 44-40 by poopdogcomedy - New poll shows Democrat Bruce Braley leading in the Iowa senate race, and Republican Joni Ernst's extreme positions out of step with the views of most Iowans.

(MS-Sen) Cochran seeks primary bailout from Mississippi's African-American voters by Jed Lewison - Trailing teabagger Chris McDaniel in the runoff for GOP Senate nomination, Thad Cochran's campaign in aggressively appealing to black voters to help him out.

(MT-Sen) MT-Sen: Iraq War Vet John Walsh (D), "Iraqis, Not Americans, Need To Rise Up & Defend Their Country" by poopdogcomedy - Diarist spotlights one of the newest Democratic senators, Sen. John Walsh of Montana, urging caution in floor speech by on new military action in Iraq and supporting the EPA's proposed regulations for carbon emission reductions. Walsh was appointed to replace Sen. Max Baucus in February and is being challenged by Tea Party Congressman Steve Daines for the remainder of the term.

(NC-Sen) NC-Sen: Local press silent so far on Tillis' macaca moment by Christian Dem in NC - Republican Thom Tillis' lament over the decline of "traditional" population in North Carolina is curiously lacking in mainstream media coverage.

(NC-Sen) Wow, You will never believe what you will hear coming from Thom Roland Tillis's mouth by windsong01 - A video that peeks into the twisted mind of an ALEC boardmember, who is challenging Senator Kay Hagan (D) for the NC Senate seat.

(Various-Sen) http://www.dailykos.com/... Senate Elections 2016: A (Very) Preliminary Analysis] by Le Champignon - 2014 elections? Pffft. The diarist looks ahead to the 2016 Senate races, which feature a very favorable map for Democrats.




House - 6


(AZ-07) Cesar Chavez removed from the ballot in Arizona by Mother Mags - The Republican opportunist formerly known as Scott Fistler has been removed from ballot for having hundreds of invalid signatures on his petitions. And the family of the real Cesar Chavez is suing him.

(NC-03) Meet Marshall Adame, Progressive Dem Candidate for Congress NC-03 by Marshall Adame - Diarist introduces himself as candidate for Congress in NC's 3rd District. Background, bona fides, issues and positions.

(NY-02) NY-02: Patricia Maher Hits Peter King on Anti-Senior Votes in Congress by Patricia Maher for Congress. Peter King is pretty well entrenched, so it won't be easy to unseat him. This is the second diary from Patricia Maher's campaign, a Democrat who has stepped forward to challenge the ten-term Republican incumbent this time around.

(OK-Var) US House Elections: Oklahoma Projections and Analysis by PortraitInMiniature - The OK primary is June 24th.

(VA-07) Democratic Turnout in Cantor's Primary by unapologeticliberal777 - Post-mortem on the voting demographics among Democrats and how much of a role that played in Eric Cantor's primary defeat.

(House-Gen) Could We Witness an Even More Ineffective House of Representatives? by pierre9045 - Analysis of Teabagger resurgence in the GOP and how that could play out if Dems don't bother fielding viable candidates in the affected districts.




State, local and more - 10


(FL-Gov) FL Gov. Scott stake in oil company tied to drilling near Everglades and endangered Panther habitat by VL Baker. Everyone knew Scott was up to his ears in corruption even before he was elected, what with the monster MedicAid penalties and all. At any rate, that wasn't the end of it for him, there's more.

(FL-Gov) Democrat's first ad against Governor Rick Scott focuses on his history of Medicare fraud by HoundDog - The Florida Democratic Party’s first TV spot of the 2014 governor’s race reminds voters of incumbent Republican Gov. Rick Scott's shady past. Scott was the CEO of Columbia HCA when the health care company engaged in the largest Medicare fraud scheme in history, resulting in the largest fine ever paid by a corporation - $1.7 billion dollars.

(MA-Gov) MA Dems Convention: Guv Candidate Don Berwick tells GOP: “All Means All”, Qualifies for Primary! by Obama amabo – Don Berwick, who has led the Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services for the Obama administration is running for Governor of Massachusetts. At the recent Democratic State Convention, Berwick gave a rousing speech in support of Medicare for All. He came in third, 52 votes behind Martha Coakley, the current Massachusetts Attorney General who is leading by a wide margin in the polls. Treasurer Steve Grossman, came in first. Primary Day is September 9th.

(MI-Gov) Mark Schauer (D) looks to Unseat Snyder, for Michigan by jamess. Another Republican governor who needs to lose his bid for re-election is Snyder in Michigan. Congressman Mark Schauer (MI-07) is giving up his House seat, stepping up to try and prevent further Republican damage to the Wolverine State.

(OH-Var) Post Primary Ohio Race Ratings Update by js18 – This diary is an update on the state of play for races for the General Assembly and State Senate in Ohio. Overall, there are now 32 Safe D districts, 4 Likely D districts, 2 Lean D districts, 4 Toss Ups, 2 Lean R Districts, 12 Likely R districts, and 43 Safe R districts. The diarist is projecting a Democratic pickup of 1-2 seats.

(PA-DemChair) PA Dem Chair Tug of War Ends in a Tie by SpringCityPADem - The face-off between current PA Democratic Committee chair and Katie McGinty has generated a PAC split to avoid a public fight. Will it work?

(PA-House-155) PA Election Watch 2014-James J Burns, Democratic Candidate for PA House District 155 by SpringCityPADem - Here is some information about former Spring City Borough Councilman and successful write-in candidate Jim Burns (D) who is challenging Rep Becky Corbin(R) for a seat in the Pennsylvania General Assembly.

(RI-Providence Mayor) Brett Smiley: Providence Progressive with Plans by Eman - Diarist has a post up about the race for Mayor of Providence, RI. It's got a very catchy Video.

(WI-Gov) Scott Walker Strikes Back! Claims to be Victim of "Incredible Abuse of Power" (Video) by Puddytat - Poor, poor Scott Walker is so victimized by those who seek to investigate his criminal scheme(s).

(WI-Gov) Prosecutors: Scott Walker at center of 'criminal scheme' by kos - Diarist covers the corruption in the Scott Walker (R) recall campaign of 2012 & How Mary Burke (D) is gaining on the 2014 Governor's race.




General - 3


Seismic Shifts, 1992 to 2008: The Northeast by jncca - Another installment in diarist's series on how the voting demographics have changed, this one in the northeast.

Daily Kos Elections releases new interactive legislative maps for Kentucky and Tennessee by Stephen Wolf – In an ongoing series, the diarist gives us interactive state legislative district maps for Kentucky and Tennessee, utilizing the presidential election results by district calculated by the team at Daily Kos Elections. Each legislative chamber is mapped out and color-coded according to the presidential winner and the party that holds each district, along with some info on each legislator. In the diary you can find links to all the previously released maps.

22 States Have Restricted Voting Rights by StewartAcuff - a look at the states that have restricted voting rights and what that means.

Originally posted to Daily Kos Elections on Mon Jun 23, 2014 at 01:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by Election Diary Rescues and Daily Kos.

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